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Address: Praca XV de Novembro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20010-010, Brazil
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$59*
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Gate Way to the Past

Arco do Teles is like a gate facing Praça Quinze, as it opens a passage for Travessa do Comércio (Trade Lane). It is a heritage listed architectural landmark that survived the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Apparently several reviews which rate this attraction highly aren't really talking about the Arco de Teles at all. They're talking about the narrow streets of old Rio that the arch leads to, and not even particularly about the Travessa do Comercio which is the specific lane that it opens to. TA has a separate listing for Travessa do Comercio, but... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Arco do Teles is like a gate facing Praça Quinze, as it opens a passage for Travessa do Comércio (Trade Lane). It is a heritage listed architectural landmark that survived the wave of demolitions, when the city centre was remodelled in early 1900s. It was a strange feeling to pass under the arch and enter into the scene of a... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

With many restaurants in small street of cobblestone, is a kind of alley with old buildings of Rio de Janeiro. Not very well preserved, smelling piss and dogs lying in the street. It was not a pleasant experience, even for knowing something more about the historical area. Close to Praça XV and Paço Imperial. Only for those interested in exploring... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Arco do Teles is the place you go for a happy hour if you are at Downtown by evening. It has good bars and restaurants (only open at noon) and a lot of preserved history.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Its a lovely place that you can have a really cheap lunch and see another places around: Paço Imperial, Museu nacional.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Walk through that arch and you will have a good feeling of how thing were in Rio back in 1910's Beautiful architecture, you will take good pictures there if you're in to old design

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

It is one of the many historic areas in Rio´s center, not much of a sight, except for nighttime, when the area really gets exciting with bars and shows.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I absolutely love this part of Rio! It has the houses, the street stones, and all the architecture old-fashioned Rio had. Its a perfect time machine.

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Rio de Janeiro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Just a place to pass by when visiting the old streets in Downtown Rio.

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Stavanger, Noruega
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

This is Praca XV, one side stays the ferieboat opposing to the old Cathedral. By right side of the Cathedral we can see the Paco Imperal where used to live the king of Portugal when he run away from Europe's misery & Napoleonic wars. That palace is in front of the Arco do Teles. The arc is not alone, as... More 

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Address: Praca XV de Novembro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20010-010, Brazil
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro

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